“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.
My prayer today is that we always give voice to the voiceless and support to the powerless. May we be Christ to the least and the lost. May we never be silent and may we provide courage to challenge those things that break the heart of God.
A few years ago, we built a teaching kitchen as part of our building.
This was critical to helping our families learn how to cook. It helps them learn a skill that will help their money go further at the grocery store. It also helps them eat healthier.
This initiative is essential as we want our families to help their food go further and improve their health. Yes, we live in what others declare as a food desert, so this helps in addressing our neighbors challenges.
We also have created a food co-op for our neighbors who pay $2 a week and volunteer so many hours each month. This allows them to obtain fresh produce and vegetables and, periodically, meat.
Food is an essential part of what we provide to our neighbors through friends like you. Thank you.
Martin Luther King, Jr. faced many oppositions to his goal of civil rights for all. Folks on each side of the issue criticized and attacked his work.
He relentlessly pushed forward, despite the opposition. One who opposed him eventually killed him. Yet his dream did not die.
His work laid the foundation for which we must continue to work towards. Equal right for everyone…the immigrant, a person of color, the one with no home, one stricken by mental illness, the individual dealing with addiction.
We are labeled by only one thing…children of God, created in His image.
May we continue the dream…founded on the work of the cross.